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Fragments of two bands

Two yellow wool fragments. One is a shoulder band (clavus) woven with brown wool and ending with a medallion. The designs inside the clavus consist of squares alternating with octagons woven with neutral-colored linen and yellow wool. The frame consists of repeated loop-like designs and the...

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Credit Line

Gift of Rt. Rev. Mgr. Arthur T. Connolly

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Islamic, 7th–9th century A.D.

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry with eccentric weft


Textiles and Fashion Arts